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Need A New Lawn? Seeding, Plugging, or Sod Instillation

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Wake Forest is a great place are for any type of landscape. Installing a new landscape or reworking an older landscape can be exciting. A person needs to have a plan which will help decide which grass is going to be the best suited for the area. In our previous article, we looked briefly at the different types of lawns that can be grown in the Wake Forest Area. This is a must if you want to have a beautiful landscape for years to come.

First, you need to decide on the type of lawn you want. Then you can determine if it can be seeded, plugged or sodded. Of course, the quickest way to have a new lawn is to install sod, but that may not always fit the budget. We will look now at these three different options in more detail so you can better decide which is best for you. Once you have decided you will need a local lawn care company to install whichever you choose.

Depending on which type of grass you want to be installed, it may be possible to get a very healthy stand of grass at the beginning. Seeding and putting down a starter fertilizer like 18-24-12 is the easiest way to grow grass. The two types of grass that are grown best from seed are Fescue which is a cool-season grass and Bermuda which is a warm-season grass. Both grow well in the Wake Forest NC area as long as the right conditions exist.

The easiest to grow from seed is fescue. Under good circumstances, the germination time is about 2-3 weeks. For Bermuda to germinate, it requires a little more effort as it requires about 30 days for germination. Bermuda also needs more water than the fescue to start the process of germination. Because these two kinds of grass are completely different, they need to be seeded at different times of the year. Fescue should be seeded in Sept and Oct. Bermuda can be seeded starting in the middle of April and can be seeded till July. Both needed a good fertilizer and an ongoing lawn treatment program.

If you are looking at installing plugs. This can be done with zoysia grass or Bermuda as they are both spreading grasses. The time it takes for the grass to grow together to make a full lawn can take some time. Given the right amount of time and proper watering and weed control and fertilization, it can be a less expensive way to have a nice lawn.

The difference a new lawn can make

The quickest way of having a new lawn is by installing a sod. Sod is just a lawn that can be purchased and installed. It comes in either 2 feet by 5 feet squares that come in squares or on large rolls that it takes a machine to roll out. Sod can come in Fescue, Zoysia or Bermuda.

If you have an existing lawn, it will need to be killed off. Then the soil tilled up and the debris removed. It will need to sit there for at least 2 weeks. The area will need a final grade with a layer of landscaping soil about 1-2 inches to cover the top of the newly graded area. You will need to roll the area to get the lumps out so the surface is smooth and even. Then the sod can be installed and just like that you can have a new lawn. One thing to always remember is to make sure to have the proper irrigation for any type of grass installation

A Beautiful Landscape is a must have in Wake Forest

 How to make a beautiful landscape

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    • There are two types of landscapes; one is a natural landscape and the other is a man-made landscape. Natural landscapes are settings like mountain views that include trees, grass, and creeks that all make up a view or setting. Man-made landscapes are areas surrounding a home or business which are more than just dirt, grass, trees, and a few bushes and flowers.
    • Man-made landscapes are the areas around homes or businesses. This is the type of landscape that we will focus on here.  It can be designed for many different purposes. A person’s desired landscape outcome needs to be planned in advance. You can make a design that can be planned for a peaceful setting with a water feature and coy fish swimming around or it can be designed with and walkway and low growing flowers on each side and manicured shrubs behind with Japanese maples on each side of the entrance leading up to the house.


  • Ingredients for making a beautiful landscape

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    • The type of turfgrass is very important to decide at the beginning of the plan. There are two categories of turfgrass types in the transition zone of the triangle. These two categories are cool-season grass and warm-season grass. Because we live in the transition zone, both categories of grass can do well in most landscapes.
    •  Cool-season grasses that people mainly use in the triangle are tall fescue, fine fescue, annual ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. Most people in the are like Tall fescue because it stays green all year round.
    • The warm-season grasses that most people use in the triangle are Bermuda, Zosia, and Centipede. These types of grasses go dormant in the late fall and stay that way through winter and into the start of spring. when they go dormant the lawn actually turns brown and looks dead during this time. Because of this many people don’t like these types of grass.
    • When deciding which type of grass to you use in your landscape, first you need to figure out how much sun your grass area will get each day. All types of grass need certain amounts of sunlight to survive. To help with this we recommend using an online tool like https://www.sunsurveyor.com/ as it will tell you where the sun will shine on your landscape at different times of the day and at all times throughout the year. This tool can be a major benefit in planning your entire landscape

Distinct Lawns Launches Newly Redesigned Website to Better Serve Customers

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Distinct Lawns has been offering professional lawn care services at affordable prices to the community for a long time now, and if we have learned anything, it’s that offering our customers the best in customer service is as important as the lawn care services we offer. Distinct Lawns believes that every customer deserves a professional experience to ensure our clients are extremely satisfied with our work. Now we are improving our site to make it easier than ever to find and request the services you may need.

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How to Care for Your Roses in Summer: Our Distinct Lawns Pro Recommendations

Caring for Roses

Summer is the time of the roses – these lush, fragrant and gorgeous flowers have the time of their life these months, charming you with their bright bold colors, their hypnotizing scents and their surreal beauty. But the scorching summer months in your area may also negatively impact your roses, together with pests and specific diseases, all leading to incommensurable damages. Today, our lawn care experts, together with their landscaping colleagues came up with a short guideline of summer roses’ care for you to take into consideration. Preserve your roses, keep them healthy and safe and enjoy a fragrant, colored and dreamy summer on your property!

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Distinct Lawns Shares Some Interesting Lawn Care Trivia that Everyone Should Know

Lawn Care Trivia

Lawn care is a pretty serious business. In fact, the United States spends approximately $30 million dollars per year on lawn care activities. If that sounds like a lot of money, that’s because 85 million households have private lawns and to keep these lawns lush, they use about 70 million pounds of fertilizer and 80 million pounds of pesticides each and every year.

A homeowner spends an average of 4 hours per week taking care of their lawn. And if they don’t have the time to do this on their own, they call in expert lawn care services.

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